EEO: Is it Living Up to Its Promise of Achieving Gender Equity?
Strachan, Glenda & French, Erica L. (2008) EEO: Is it Living Up to Its Promise of Achieving Gender Equity? In Stanton, Pauline & Young, Suzanne (Eds.) 22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference - Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future, 6 - 8 February, 2008, Melbourne, Australia.
This paper compares and contrasts the policies and practices outlined in equal employment opportunity (EEO) program reports from two different industries; namely transport and finance, both distinctly gendered, in order to identify programs predictive of increased numbers of women employed in management or non-traditional areas. Findings indicate the proportion of women in these areas has remained static for the past two decades, despite increasing numbers of women in these industries and legislative requirements of antidiscrimination and equal employment opportunity. Few organisations in either industry are developing proactive strategies in the areas of recruiting, promoting, and retaining women. In contrast, organisations displayed significant proactivity in the implementation of equal opportunity strategies for the addressing work and life requirements ensuring equality in participation but not in access, or movement into management or leadership roles. It is argued that this tactic supports gendered work organisation.
Impact and interest:
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see hypertext link).|
|Keywords:||EEO, Equal Opportunity, Gender|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||17 Oct 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:45|
Repository Staff Only: item control page